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Matthew 2:1-2, 10-12 (CEV)

The Wise Men

When Jesus was born in the village of Bethlehem in Judea, Herod was king. During this time some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem and said, “Where is the child born to be king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

10 They were thrilled and excited to see the star.

11 When the men went into the house and saw the child with Mary, his mother, they knelt down and worshiped him. They took out their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh and gave them to him. 12 Later they were warned in a dream not to return to Herod, and they went back home by another road.

We saw the signs, we had to come. A new King.  We want to be here, we want to worship, we have brought our offerings.

Stephen Cottrell introduces us to Casper.

One who knows the value of the darkness, because in that he can see the guiding, pulling light. In the daylight all is bright, the power of the light cannot be seen. One who dreams, and follows those dreams. One whose focus is not on the space in front of him, but wide and big. An interpreter, helping others to see and understand. A man who looks, and sees.  And then does.

Lord,
in this journey through Advent,
may I look,
see
and act.

May I seek you out,
worship you
and offer my gifts before you.

As I come,
seeking a king,
may I not be distracted,
or swayed by the obvious,
but seek the truth,
the reality,
the light
of you.

 

Join us reading Walking Backwards to Christmas by Stephen Cottrell from SPCK Publishing this advent.  Be part of #adventbookclub, share your thoughts here, on your own blog (and let us know we’ll link to it), on Twitter using #adventbookclub or on the Adventbookclub Facebook page

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